Monday, September 23, 2013

Tour of Britain Stage 7: Cav Takes His Second

Omega Pharma Quickstep put in some truly hard fast work for their sprinter, Mark Cavendish.  The final lead out man (and excellent sprinter in his own right) Alejandro Pettachi, was so fast that they gapped the rest of the peloton and every sprinter was left trying to chase back on when Cav opened up his sprint.  Amazingly enough, Elia Viviani, was able to chase back up to Cav, but ran out of room before he could catch the Manx Missile.  Today was Cavendish's second victory in the Tour and tenth over all for the Tour of Britain for the British National Champion road racer.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available at my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of the 2013 Tour of Britain and Cavendish's win.